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Get ready for Westmont’s Wicked West Fest

Oct 02, 2017 08:30AM

“We recently asked the community to help us name our fall events and had over 40 suggestions,” said Larry McIntyre, Westmont Communications Director. “It has been decided that this year’s fall events in Westmont will be branded as WICKED WEST FEST!”

Scarecrow Contest

Voting—Oct. 9–23

Downtown Westmont

Organize a team and enter the Scarecrow Contest. Scarecrows will be on display in downtown Westmont. Be sure to vote for your favorite scarecrow. Call the Chamber for info at 630-960-5553.

Freaky Friday Film Series

Fridays in October—1:30pm

Westmont Library—428 N. Cass

Come watch scary movies every Friday in October including Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Exorcist, Poltergeist, and The Ring. More info at westmontlibrary.org or 630-969-5625.

Fall Wine Tasting Event

Oct. 7—2 to 6pm

Dolce—15 W. Quincy

Guests will be able to learn about and sample a wide variety of unique, local wines and then make purchases. Ticket sales thru Shaw Media. Info at dolceswestmont.com or 630-663-0401.

Costume Contest

Oct. 21—10:30am

Cass & Irving

Dress up and be part of this fun costume contest. There will be five different age categories as well as a family/group category. For more info, contact Westmont Special Events at wsec@westmontevents.com or 630-829-9378.

Last year, Tracey Valerio-
Spotts of DJ's Sports Bar 
& Grill earned the title of 
Pumpkin Queen on behalf
of Westmont Rotary. 

Pumpkin Smashing Extravaganza

Oct. 21—11am

Cass & Irving

Competitors will go 20 feet up in the air in a bucket truck and then throw their pumpkin at a target below in an attempt to earn the titles of Pumpkin King and Queen. All of the fun is an effort to promote pumpkin composting. For more info, call 630-417-0280.

Trick or Treat Trail

Oct. 21—11 to 1pm

Downtown Westmont

Put on your costume and go trick or treating at participating downtown businesses. For info, call the chamber at 630-960-5553.

Caskets On Cass Race

Oct. 21—12:30pm

Cass & Irving

Caskets on Cass is a foot race of homemade caskets sponsored by community organizations, businesses, and residents. Contact the chamber at 630-960-5553.

Haunted Forest Tour

Oct. 21—5 to 9:30pm

Twin Lakes Woods—200 W. 59th St.

Follow the spooky trail and take a haunted hayrack ride through Twin Lakes Woods! There will be a Merry Monsters Matinee from 5 to 6:30pm for younger children. Cost is $6 per person. More info at 630-963-5252.

Zombie Pub Crawl

Oct. 28—2 to 6pm

Various Westmont Locations

This new event hosted by Westmont Special Events invites guests to take a ride on the Boogeyman Bus and venture throughout the community visiting participating pubs. Each location will have food and beverage specials as well as a fun Halloween activities. Cost is $15 which includes transportation and event t-shirt. Info at wsec@westmontevents.com or 630-829-9378.

Halloween Fun Fair

Oct. 31—4:30 to 7:30pm

Park District—75 E. Richmond

Enjoy a safe and warm Halloween with us at the Park District! There will be games, concessions, a parade of costumes, and more. For more information, contact the Westmont Park District at westmontparks.org or 630-963-5252.

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